2012 Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship Winner - Lara Salahi

Dec. 12, 2012: "Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship" - This award recognizes excellence in health or medical television and radio reporting.
 
2012 Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship Winner - Lara Salahi

Lara Salahi is an award-winning multimedia journalist and contributor to ABC News and the Boston Globe. 
 
Lara is a content producer for the online breaking news and feature site of the Boston Globe, Boston.com. She is the founder and author of the site's online column Ultra Sound Pregnancy, which takes a closer look at trends on fertility, pregnancy, and delivery. She also writes for the weekly "Be Well" section of the Boston Globe which analyzes the latest scientific studies to offer a brief and simple look at the findings and what it means for you.  
 
Lara shoots, writes, and edits her own stories. She has also created, contributed to, and manages numerous websites. She has worked in local news, network and cable television, international print, and documentary film, and has been featured on numerous news sites and blogs. 
 
She field produces pieces in the New England area for ABC News shows including Good Morning America and World News with Diane Sawyer. Lara previously worked full-time for ABC News' Medical Unit, where she helped produce digital and on-air health stories.  
 
Lara received a dual undergraduate degree from Boston University in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations with concentration in Middle East and North Africa foreign policy and security studies, along with a minor in French. She also has a master's degree in Health Communication from Emerson College. Lara travels extensively and is fluent in Armenian, Arabic, and French.

View samples of Lara's work at:

www.larasalahi.com

“I am humbled to receive the Jacque Minnotte Health Reporting Fellowship. This fellowship is affirmation that my enthusiasm and passion for accurately reporting medical stories has not gone unrecognized. I am committed to sharing compelling health stories with the public, and this fellowship serves as motivation for me to continue working in this field.”